Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Gallant British Tommy


Zzzzz asked for a scale comparison of the 1:48 Tamiya tank vs 28 ml models so here it it.

A gallant British Tommy takes on a Stug III with a mills bomb.

His VC was awarded posthumously.

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    1. Dear Phil
      Works well. 1/35 is better for 40K.
      J

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  2. Scale looks good. A very gallant chap. Perhaps he has some cricket bowling skills that will help him get his grenade through that open hatch. :)

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  3. Mad Padre - exactly the point I was going to make...

    'posthumously'????...he clearly never played cricket - that hatch is open!!

    Hugh:-)

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    1. Dear Hugh
      Probably a Cornishman. We don't do cricket.
      J

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    2. In which case it's not that they are 'on the other side' that's earned them the grenade, but that they are Emmetts!

      H

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    3. Now how do you know that word? You'm wouldn't be Cornish yourself by any chance?
      J

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  4. I have been using 1/48th scale models with 28mm figs for a long time. I think they work great together..Here are some examples http://dspaintingblog.blogspot.com/search/label/1%2F48th%20Scale

    With all the great 1/56th scale stuff out now I may switch to that scale for my vehicles.

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    1. Dear DS
      Nice models. Three Tigers is plenty!!!!
      J

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  5. Thanks for this, I have been painting up some Warlord 28mm for Bolt Action, and have seen some nice prices for 1/48th scale models on ebay and was wondering how they would work

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  6. JTS has a pheonominally diverse collection of things and stuff; always good for comparisons, thank you John.

    As for the posthumous nature of Pte Fortune's award; perhaps his boot laces are undone and he trips and is run over ?

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    1. Dear Stuart
      Could be - or maybe he is just as cack handed as me.
      J

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  7. I think hit would work if he bowled a googly to land on the gun mantlet and spin back into the hatch. Howzat!

    Slightly more seriously, the US army designed a hand grenade shaped like a baseball on the basis that every Amercian male could throw one. I don't think it worked.

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    1. Dear Anon
      The modern gun controls on British AFVs are imitations of video game controlers - on the grounds that the crews are familiar with these.
      J

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